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Women with AF at Higher CV Risk vs Men

The risk includes a 1.99X higher risk for stroke and 1.93X higher risk of CV mortality.
 

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Vaccines

Why is receiving a vaccination a bit like entering a lottery? Our author uses the 2014 measles outbreak in California to illustrate.

MMR vaccine and ITP

A 5 y/o boy bruises easily. Mom thinks he has leukemia. On exam he does have purpura. So, where do vaccines fit in?

Active, healthy 11-y/o boy develops degenerative neurologic symptoms. PMH relevant for measles at age 1 year, MMR vaccine at 8 months. Is there a connection?

In the absence of an official preference for one formulation over another, we can do what's best for our patients.

A family of 4 will vacation in India. None has received a flu shot. Mom is pregnant; Dad takes Flovent; one son has acne. What do you tell them?

A family of 4 plans a vacation to India; typhoid vaccination is needed. Who can receive it? When? And is the pill or injection indicated?

Fingers point in all directions when the topic of low US HPV vaccination rates comes up. How to skip the drama? Just do it.

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